Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Traders' Junk Corner

It's been a while since I've had time to write anything properly on here. 

As I've mentioned life hasn't been too easy living in Japan, working part-time and trying to do as much as possible within one year on a limited budget means I don't have much time for gaming or to do as many write ups. 

But tonight I'm going to write a little bit about Traders which is a used games store located in Akihabara. 

Why this store in particular ? Because for me it's been a treasure trove of SNK used games for the past few months. 

As you can see in the opening image, I've picked up these various PS1 titles in the past few months for the meagre amount of Y700. Equivalent to about £5 or so. 

Not only these games but I've also picked up a fair amount of Neo Geo CD titles, prices ranging from as low as Y20 (20p) to about Y200 (about £1.60). 

I was really happy to be able to pick up Puzzle Bobble for the NGCD for a meagre Y200!!! 

Although the items are sold as 'junk', I have yet to buy anything from there which has been faulty or in poor condition. At worst there may be some wear to the case or the spine card is missing. 

As well as SNK games I've also found other retro titles I was interested in for Y200 or less. 

I can't remember which one it is on the map but you can have a look at the locations of Traders in Akiba on their website


  1. The future is nOW28 July 2012 at 01:29

    Keep it up.
    Fate should be sought.
    KNow new people = New job opportunity = New Posts ^^
    Keep it up.

    Wish you luck.

  2. Used retails is literally a gold mind laying there waiting to be explored, Gud Luk with that crusade!

    1. Definitely, buying things at retail price in Japan is insanely expensive!!

      But on the other hand buying used goods is a great treasure hunt ^^